Philip McParland sees a new kind of Christianity emerging, ushered in by Richard Rohr, Brian McLaren and others - a 'spiritual path' rather than a 'belief and belonging system'.
With Pope Francis soon to come to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, his encyclical dedicated to the family - Amoris Laetitia - is especially relevant. Aidan Hart's article of 2016 gets to the heart of a papal document like no other.
A big Thank You to our members and others who supported our 'Future Families' event on Saturday April 14th ........
ACI to consult families that are currently marginalised in the Irish Church - on Saturday April 14th, 2018.
Angela Hanley argues that alienation from an over-centralised church system is provoking a quiet backlash at the base of the Irish Church.
Is the Internet now the world's biggest prison? If so, might Christian faith be the best key to release? Sean O'Conaill thinks that Charles Dickens helps out here.
FIVE WAYS IN WHICH POPE FRANCIS HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED HOW WE SEE THE CHURCH AND HOW YOU CAN OFFER YOUR SUPPORT
"To develop public theology in the 21st century is to take seriously faith and ethics as applied to public questions." Dr Johnston McMaster of the Irish School of Ecumenics.
Justly celebrated for his handling of the abuse catastrophe in Dublin, must Archbishop Martin nevertheless accept some responsibility for the fact that 'Irish Catholicism hasn't changed'?
Why in 2011 did we begin to use a translation of the Missal that became a 'stumbling block' for so many celebrants of the Catholic liturgy? A just-published small book explains this admirably.
Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love): Reviewed by Aidan Hart
ACI WMOF EVENT - April 14th, 2018
Laity are revolutionising faith practice in the community
Internet: Global Prison?
Catholic Church Reform International (CCRI): UPDATE
Time for Public Theology - Johnston McMaster of the ISE
Is Archbishop Diarmuid Martin failing Dublin?
The Scandal of the 2011 Missal
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Dr Sharon Tighe-Mooney to speak in Howth, on Monday 14th May, against the exclusion of women from the Catholic priesthood.
Archbishop Eamon Martin has called for a review of sex education in Irish Catholic schools, including provision for issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Why exactly are women banned from the Catholic priesthood, and therefore from exercising authority within it? Sharon Tighe-Mooney finds the case seriously wanting.
14th April, 2018 - All are invited to discuss the challenges to the varying configurations of family today - and the role of faith in meeting those....
Church leaders should be 'transparent, welcoming, honest, inviting, communicative, accessible, joyful and interactive' according to a conference of young people in Rome.
'You have it in you to shout!' said the pope - the day following major youth demonstrations against gun violence and gun fetishism in all major US...
What will Pope Francis be saying to a vastly changed Ireland in August 2018?
A Wexford priest, Fr Patrick Banville, has declared that "for Confirmation families, participation in Sunday Eucharist is not optional, it’s absolutely essential”
Pope Francis did receive victim testimony on the complicity of Chilean Bishop Barros in sexual abuse, in 2015 - according to Marie Collins.